What academic tenure does for you (yes, you!), with Jacques Berlinerblau
This episode of Byzantium & Friends features a wide-ranging conversation with Jacques Berlinerblau about the changing nature of the academic profession, especially regarding the erosion of academic freedom through the expansion of contingent academic labor and direct attacks on it by the states. Is research becoming increasingly vulnerable to outside political pressures?
An insider’s guide to academic publishing, with Byzantine studies in mind, featuring Anna Henderson
A conversation with Anna Henderson of ARC Humanities Press about the world of academic publishing today, including its challenges, opportunities, and aspirations. ARC is a fairly recent venture, but has already published a number of excellent books in medieval studies (including on Byzantium).
Avoiding Cheating by AI: Lessons from Medieval History
A look at OpenAI’s ChatGPT and how teachers in medieval studies can prevent their students from using it.
Kalamazoo 2022: What the Congress Program Tells Us
Giving a preview of the upcoming International Congress on Medieval Studies – the largest annual gathering of the medieval academic community.
Wherein Tina and I take bad scholarly habits to task, with Tina Sessa
In a fun romp through some of the foibles, evasions, pretensions, and generally bad habits of scholarship, Tina Sessa and I take our fields to task for practices that make our eyes roll. Sure, we’ve probably been guilty of most of these too! But what better place to vent a bit than a podcast?
New Medieval Studies Certificate Program launched at Yale
Students at Yale University looking to learn about the Middle Ages can now join a new undergraduate program. The Medieval Studies Certificate Program will begin in the fall of 2022.
Job advertisement: Postdoc research position for medievalists
The University of Konstanz is looking for a postdoctoral researcher:
The Medieval Institute at Notre Dame celebrates 75th anniversary
It is not only the oldest institute at Notre Dame, but also the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States and a leader in the study and teaching of all aspects of medieval culture.
ASIMS announces new undergraduate Diversity Prizes
The American Society For Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS) has announced its inaugural Undergraduate Prizes for Diversity in Irish Medieval Studies.
Neoliberalism in academia and its impact on the humanities, with Tamar Hodos
A conversation with Tamar Hodos on how the application of market logic to humanities research and teaching is driving up tuition costs for…
Medieval Academy of America launches webinar series in support of independent scholars
The Medieval Academy of America announces a new webinar series that provides advice for independent scholars and those considering or in the process of pivoting to career paths beyond traditional academe.
How medieval studies is thriving in New Mexico
Medieval scholars from around the world come to University of New Mexico for learning opportunities.
Gender and medieval archaeology: storming the castle
Are there reasons for the silence in relation to gender in the archaeology of the later Middle Ages, and what lessons are there for bringing about a more inclusive archaeology?
Suzanne Conklin Akbari joins the Institute for Advanced Study
Suzanne Conklin Akbari, widely recognized for her intellectual range and interdisciplinary accomplishments in the field of Medieval Studies, will join the Faculty of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study,
Of Monks and Medievalists
As several thousand medievalists made their way by car, plain, and train to this year’s 54th International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan, many took notice, at restaurants, hotels, and other public places, of the cover of Southwest Michigan’s magazine Encore, which features Augustine Marie Reisenauer, a member of the Dominican Order.
$8.2 million gift for the study of medieval art at the University of Michigan
With this gift, the University of Michigan becomes one of only two schools in the United States with an endowed professorship in medieval art.
Thompson set to transform Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Ayanna Thompson joins Arizona State University this semester as the new director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Going beyond medieval times to explore early worlds
The Early Worlds Initiative—an interdisciplinary research project at the University of Rochester—aims to help faculty, researchers, students, and even the general public delve deeper into this complex and intriguing field.
Vikings Against The Academy: Junior Scholars Unite in the Face of Looming Career and Mental-Health Crises
Luke John Murphy tells us about The Network of Early Career Researchers in Old Norse.
UCLA to establish Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture
A $5 million grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will enable UCLA to create the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture.
Pillaging Public Perceptions: Finding Your Career as a Medievalist
The story of how I made the jump from trained academic to designing coloring books
Free online course on Magna Carta begins today
A six-week online course begins today that will teach the history of one England’s most medieval important documents.
Western Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval Europe to be offered by Arizona State University as MOOC
Arizona State University is teaming up with with edX, a nonprofit, open-source education provider, to offer several massive open online courses (MOOCs), including Western Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval Europe.
‘Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History’ – medieval and media studies team up to offer course on popular show
For 20 students at Northern Illinois University, Game of Thrones isn’t merely the most entertaining show on television — it’s also among the most thought-provoking classes on campus this spring.
A Study Retreat for Medievalists
Traces of Alchemy in the Literature of the High Middle Ages: An Informal Study Retreat on the eastern Maine Coast, on May 22–25, 2015